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Private Patients

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) ordinary private patient admissions in finished consultant episodes and (b) private patient day cases in the NHS there were in (i) England and (ii) each NHS region in 2001–02.[108137]

The information requested is shown in the table.

Private patients treated in NHS hospital trusts in England 2001–02 by regional office of treatment, finished consultant episodes (FCEs)
Regional officeOrdinary admissions (FCEs)Day cases (FCEs)
Northern and Yorkshire5,3124,345
North West6,0295,039
South East12,6447,318
South West6,2105,495
West Midlands4,8834,422
England Total70,77950,934
An FCE is defined as a period of patient care under one consultant in one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as one person may have several episodes within the year. Figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health